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Recap: Maine high school basketball tournament, Feb. 19

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Woodland's Christopher Plissey, center, goes up for a shot as Van Buren's Blake Martin (10) and Colby Lavoie defend during Monday afternoon's Class D North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center.

Teams continue to duke it out in the quarterfinals, while the AA boys and girls and A girls enter the semifinal round. This is your go-to spot all day for the latest score updates, bracket standings, headlines and more as 44 teams battle to make it through to the next round of the tourney.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:27 pm

Whew, that’s it for tonight folks. For a recap of tonight’s scores and game stories, click here. That file will be updated shortly with the lineups, times and locations of Wednesday’s tourney games.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:10 pm

What a way to end the night!

Last-second layup gives Sumner upset win over C North top-seed Central Aroostook


Kevin Sjoberg
February 19, 201910:04 pm

Sumner upsets No. 1 Central Aroostook, 54-53. Colby McLean hits game-winner with one second left for the eighth-ranked Tigers. Ben Thomas’s desperation three-quarter court heave caroms off the rim in the dramatic ending.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:55 pm

Skowhegan tops Messalonskee to reach A North girls final


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20199:50 pm

Final: Skowhegan 58, Messalonskee 37, Annie Cooke 18 points and 10 rebounds, Jaycie Christopher 17 points for Skowhegan.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:32 pm

Thornton eliminates reigning AA South champ Scarborough boys


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20199:25 pm

End 3Q, Skowhegan 43, Messalonskee 23


Kevin Sjoberg
February 19, 20199:17 pm

Sumner goes on 11-1 run to end the second quarter, keyed by back-to-back hoops by Ethan Young. The eighth-ranked Tigers erase a 14-point deficit and lead No. 1 Central Aroostook at halftime, 31-30.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:02 pm

Ernie Clark
February 19, 20199:01 pm

Half, Skowhegan 29, Messalonskee 16


Kevin Sjoberg
February 19, 20198:58 pm

Central Aroostook Panthers bolt out to 16-2 lead. Sumner settles down with late 8-0 run and heads into second quarter trailing 21-13.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20198:51 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20198:46 pm

End 1Q, Skowhegan 14, Messalonskee 3 in Class A North girls semifinal at Augusta Civic Center.


Kevin Sjoberg
February 19, 20198:46 pm

Tip-off time for No. 1 Central Aroostook and No. 8 Sumner at the Cross Insurance Center. Final Class C North quarterfinal of the day.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20198:35 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20198:33 pm

Houlton boys shoot past PVHS in C North quarterfinals


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20198:21 pm

Boys Class C North Final: No. 4 Houlton 72, No. 5 Penobscot Valley 32.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20198:20 pm

Hampden pulls away from Lawrence to reach A North final


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20198:18 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20198:10 pm

Final, Hampden 50, Lawrence 36.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20198:05 pm

Up next in Portland in AA South boys: Thornton Academy vs Scarborough


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20198:03 pm

C Boys North: No. 4 Houlton 48, No. 5 PVHS 22 after three quarters.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:57 pm

Hampden scores seven straight points to extend lead to 42-29, 6:20 left 4Q.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:54 pm

Hampden 35, Lawrence 25, end 3Q.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:49 pm

Hampden 30-23, 2:40 left 3Q. Donovan now sitting with three fouls.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20197:47 pm

Bonny Eagle boys rally to defeat South Portland, move on to AA South final


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20197:42 pm


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20197:41 pm

Boys Class C Quarterfinal: Halftime: No. 4 Houlton 30, No. 5 Penobscot Valley 12. Hunter Sennett with a deep 3-pointer with just 2 seconds left on the clock pushes Houlton’s lead to 18.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:28 pm

Lawrence scores final nine points of first half, but Hampden still leads 24-19.


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20197:25 pm

Boys Class C North: No. 4 Houlton leads No. 5 Penobscot Valley 17-6 after one. Nolan Porter of Houlton is the top scorer with 10 points.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:24 pm

Hampden leads Lawrence 24-15, 1:14 left in 1H. Donovan out with two fouls for HA.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20197:24 pm


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:19 pm

Hampden 24, Lawrence 10, 4:16 left 1Q. HA starting guards Bouchard and McLaughlin have combined for 17 points.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20197:11 pm

Hampden 17, Lawrence 5, end 1Q. Amelia McLaughlin 11 points for HA.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20197:04 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20196:56 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20196:55 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20196:43 pm


Joseph Cyr
February 19, 20196:43 pm

Boys Class C North Quarterfinal: No. 4 Houlton vs. No. 5 Penobscot Valley coming up in 20 minutes.


Ernie Clark
February 19, 20196:40 pm

Upcoming at 7 p.m. from the Augusta Civic Center, #2 Hampden vs. #3 Lawrence in Class A North girls semifinal. #1 Skowhegan vs. #5 Messalonskee to follow at approx. 8:30.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20196:37 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20196:28 pm

Just a reminder that earlier today, the South Portland girls dominated Bonny Eagle for a 58-35 win. However, the Bonny Eagle boys are the higher seeded team in tonight’s match.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20196:22 pm

Tonight’s game is a big deal for South Portland basketball fans:


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20195:51 pm

And check out our brackets page to find out where your team currently standings in the rankings, and who you’re going to play next:

2019 Maine high school basketball tournament brackets


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20195:50 pm

If you’re just joining in on today’s coverage, be sure to check out our Tourney Time 2019 page, which has all the info you need to catch up on today’s games and prepare for the ones still ahead. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20195:49 pm

We’re enjoying a brief pause in programming as we await tipoff for the 6:30 p.m. game, Bonny Eagle boys vs. South Portland. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20195:33 pm

Top-seed Boothbay narrowly edges out St. Dom’s girls in C South quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20195:26 pm

Stearns upsets Central Aroostook girls in C North quarterfinals


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20195:10 pm

Stearns beats Central Aroostook 70-45


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20195:06 pm

angor High School’s matthew Flemming rebounds the ball below the hoop amid Portland High School’s Lewis Gaddas (left) Stillman Mahan (center) and Treyvonnte Ballew (right) at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday during the boys Class AA North basketball semifinals.


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20195:05 pm

Portland High School’s Treyvonnte Ballew drives to the basket at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday during the boys Class AA North basketball semifinals. 


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20195:03 pm

Top-seeded Bangor lead the whole way in Class AA North semifinal win over Portland


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:55 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20194:53 pm

Stearns leading Central Aroostook 55-29 after three


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20194:48 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:42 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20194:35 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20194:33 pm

Top-seed Gray-New Gloucester girls overwhelm Maranacook in B South quarterfinals


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:33 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20194:27 pm

Stearns leading Central Aroostook 34-20 at the half


Pete Warner
February 19, 20194:20 pm

Stearns girls lead Central Aroostook 29-8, 3:08 left in the first half


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:19 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:17 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:13 pm


Larry Mahoney
February 19, 20194:10 pm

Stearns leading Central Aroostook 18-5 after one


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20194:02 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20194:01 pm

Traip girls unravel in C South quarterfinal loss to Madison, 50-35

Traip girls unravel in C South quarterfinal loss to Madison


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:54 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:52 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:47 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:46 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:46 pm

Penobscot Valley upends Narraguagus in C North girls quarterfinals

Penobscot Valley upends Narraguagus in C North girls quarterfinals


Pete Warner
February 19, 20193:40 pm

Final in Bangor from the C North girls quarterfinals: Penobscot Valley 45, Narraguagus 42


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:37 pm

But Portland is coming off a thrilling quarterfinal tourney victory, ICYMI:

Buzzer beating 3-pointer puts Portland past Deering in AA North quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:36 pm

FYI, the last time Bangor and Portland faced each other on Dec. 21, Bangor won 64-58.


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:32 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:22 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:22 pm

Reigning state champ Edward Little dazzles in semifinal win over Oxford Hills


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:17 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:13 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:12 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:11 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20193:04 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:03 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20193:00 pm


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20193:00 pm

Oxford Hills High School’s Garrett Record heads for the basket while pursued by Edward Little High Schools Storm Jipson (center) and Maxwell Creaser at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday during the boys Class AA North basketball semifinals. 


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:56 pm


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20192:53 pm

Edward Little High School’s Austin Brown shoots the ball at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday during the boys Class AA North basketball semifinals.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20192:49 pm

Wells girls stun Yarmouth 52-38 with upset B South quarterfinal win

Wells girls stun Yarmouth with upset B South quarterfinal win


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20192:44 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20192:43 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:35 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:29 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:24 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20192:24 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20192:24 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:19 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:14 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20192:10 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20192:00 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20191:51 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20191:48 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20191:40 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20191:24 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20191:17 pm

Cape Elizabeth girls upset second-seed Oak Hill 34-26 in B South quarterfinals

Cape Elizabeth girls upset second-seed Oak Hill in B South quarterfinals


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20191:16 pm

Scarborough High School’s Madison Blanche handles the ball below the basket while guarded by Gorham High School’s Mackenzie Holmes at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday during the girls Class AA South basketball semifinals. 


Troy R. Bennett
February 19, 20191:15 pm

Bonny Eagle and South Portland High School players tip off  at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday during the girls Class AA South basketball semifinals. 


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20191:08 pm

Winthrop pulls away from Old Orchard in fourth to advance to C South semifinals

Winthrop pulls away from Old Orchard in fourth to advance to C South semifinals


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201912:57 pm

Top-seeded South Portland dominates Bonny Eagle to advance to Class AA South final


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201912:51 pm

Game story: Mattanawcook tops Dexter in C North quarterfinal defensive struggle

Mattanawcook tops Dexter in C North quarterfinal defensive struggle


Pete Warner
February 19, 201912:42 pm

The Mattanawcook Academy boys advance to the Class C North semis, beating Dexter 47-37


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201912:41 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201912:37 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 201912:25 pm

Cayden Spencer-Thompson dunks again for Mattanawcook and the Lynx lead 35-24, only 6:21 left


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201912:24 pm


Pete Warner
February 19, 201912:18 pm

We’re through three quarters in Bangor and the Mattanawcook boys lead Dexter 33-20


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201912:16 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201912:15 pm


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201912:11 pm


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:59 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:58 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201911:55 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201911:52 am

Alex Brown banks in a 3-pointer from beyond half-court at the buzzer, giving Mattanawcook a 21-14 lead over Dexter, Class C North boys quarterfinal


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:51 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201911:50 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201911:48 am

The highlight of the tournament so far, Nathan Ring kisses the ball off the backboard on the fast break and Cayden Spencer-Thompson slams it. Wow. You don’t see that often in the North tourney!


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201911:44 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201911:38 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201911:36 am

At the end of the first quarter, Mattanawcook Academy leads the Dexter boys 8-3


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:28 am

Final: NYA girls end Monmouth’s hope of three-peat in C South quarterfinals

NYA girls end Monmouth’s hope of three-peat in C South quarterfinals


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:21 am

Final: Freeport girls oust Mountain Valley 49-37 in B South quarterfinals

Freeport girls oust Mountain Valley in B South quarterfinals


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201911:17 am

Freeman too much for the Rams as Scarborough ends Gorham’s three-year regional title run


Pete Warner
February 19, 201911:16 am

Next up in Bangor, No. 2 Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln against No. 7 Dexter in a Class C North boys quarterfinal


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201911:14 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:13 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:04 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:04 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201911:03 am

Game story: Defending champs George Stevens advance to C North semis with win over Calais

Defending champs George Stevens advance to C North semis with win over Calais


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:58 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201910:54 am

George Stevens Academy boys take the first serious step toward a possible fourths straight Class C state title, beat Calais 73-37


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:51 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:43 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:42 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:36 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201910:35 am

Three quarters in the books, GSA boys 46, Calais 25


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:31 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201910:28 am

3:01 to play in the third quarter, GSA boys have stretched their advantage to 38-18 over Calais


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:28 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:26 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:21 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:18 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:16 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:15 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:14 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:13 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:12 am


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 201910:12 am

For those of you trying to keep track at home, we have three 10 a.m. games currently underway:
–AA South girls Scarborough vs Gorham

–B South girls Freeport vs Mountain Valley

–C South girls NYA vs. Monmouth

We’ll have the latest score updates and more from all three


Pete Warner
February 19, 201910:10 am

We’ve hit halftime in Bangor and GSA has extended its lead to 29-14 over Calais in their Class C North boys quarterfinal


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:07 am


Seth Koenig
February 19, 201910:05 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 201910:03 am

2:52 left in the first half, GSA boys lead Calais 22-12


Seth Koenig
February 19, 20199:54 am


Pete Warner
February 19, 20199:53 am

End of the first quarter at the Cross Insurance Center, GSA boys 15, Calais 9. Andrew Szwez with 11 points for the Eagles


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:50 am

Several classes are starting their semifinal rounds today. We’ve got some previews of what you can expect:

AA North boys: Bangor boys face Portland in quest for AA regional final berth

AA North girls: AA North girls basketball semifinals features intriguing matchup

A North girls: Class A North basketball semifinal matchups are the same as last season


Pete Warner
February 19, 20199:49 am

A break in the action with 35.4 seconds left in the first quarter, GSA boys lead Calais 13-7. 14 turnovers combined thus far


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:36 am

And to find out where your favorite team stands — and who they are playing next — be sure to check out our brackets page, which has up to the minute results. 

2019 Maine high school basketball tournament brackets


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:35 am

For the full schedule of Tuesday’s playoff games, be sure to check out our complete list here. The story will be updated with final scores as the games are completed. 

The latest schedule and scores from the Maine high school basketball tournament


Pete Warner
February 19, 20199:31 am

For you Class A North girls fans, a correction for a story in this morning’s BDN. The Class A North girls semifinals are tonight at 7 and 8:30 in Augusta. Our story had those games incorrectly listed for tomorrow.


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:26 am

As always, we’ll be bringing you score updates from every game throughout the day, as well as the latest game stories, bracket updates, photos, videos and more


Pete Warner
February 19, 20199:25 am

The three-time defending state champion GSA Eagles and the Calais Blue Devils open the action in Bangor with a 9:35 a.m. tip in their Class C North quarterfinal game


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:25 am

The first game of the day is No. 11 Calais (7-12) vs. No. 3 George Stevens Acad. (16-3) in the C North boys quarterfinals at the Cross Center in Bangor


Lindsay Putnam
February 19, 20199:24 am

Welcome tourney fans to another day of playoff basketball!



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